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  •  Summer of 95, Dylan was opening for them... (4+ / 0-)
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    rja, 6412093, DeadHead, irate

    And, unusually for Dylan, he was killin it.

    He had cleaned himself up and put out time out of mind which marks his late lif renaissance.  He was singing his classics AND you could understand the lyrics.  I'm a huge Dylan fan.

    In any case, me and my buddies were going down to catch a pair shows at rfk and living near Philly at the time.  Dylan announced he was goin to do a pair of small shows at the theater of living arts (tla) in Philly; 800 people.

    Me and my buddy were right down there and managed to score two scalped tix minutes after the show started.  75 apiece I recall.

    Amazing show.  I still recall singing along to visions of Johanna.  Almost made up for the times I saw him in late 80s early 90s where he sucked.  (Though in fairness he had Jimmie dale Gilmore open for him that one time in Texas who alone was worth the price of admission)

    In any case, I only saw a few dead shows in the early to mid nineties.  Best one was 94 at MSG because the set list was all classic dead (except for a poor standing on the moon) and Dylan came out for the rainy day women encore.

    The rfk shows were good but you could tell Jerry was not in top form.  

    I still love listening to their shows, have a box of hundreds I cassettes and have been to dead shows, dso shows, and Jerry day at mcclaren park a few times.  Great music.  Great times.

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 06:50:22 AM PDT

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